City eye move for Scowcroft

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 10 September 2010

Former Ipswich striker James Scowcroft could be a surprise candidate to fill Norwich City's big striker vacancy. The 32-year-old has been told he can leave Crystal Palace, sparking interest from fellow Championship clubs.

Former Ipswich striker James Scowcroft could be a surprise candidate to fill Norwich City's big striker vacancy.

The 32-year-old has been told he can leave Crystal Palace, sparking interest from fellow Championship clubs.

Scowcroft is reported to be thinking over a move to last season's play-off finalists, Bristol City.

But with the August transfer window closing at midnight on Monday and City boss Glenn Roeder's search for a striker still unresolved, there could still be time to him to weigh in with a late bid.

Scowcroft signed a new 12-month deal with Palace towards the end of last season - triggering an extension after playing 25 matches - but Eagles boss Neil Warnock has given him permission to speak to the Robins.

He is reported to be spending the weekend deciding if he wants to move to Ashton Gate.

Watford and League One club Huddersfield are also thought to be interested in Scowcroft's services.

Former England Under-21 international spent seven years with Ipswich, four years at Leicester and a season at Coventry before joining Palace in 2006.

But Warnock has instead had his sights on a £500,000 move for Ipswich's Alan Lee.

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